By Tione Andsen
Lilongwe, July 25, Mana: TNM PLC Friday announced a 70 percent reduction of pay as you go rate on its mobile network.
TNM PLC Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Michael Buitelaar disclosed this during the launch of low cost smart phones by TNM PLC in partnership with KaiOS at Sunbird Bird Capital Hotel in Lilongwe.
He said the reduction of the rates is in response to customers’ needs to have easy and affordable internet connections in the country.
Buitelaar said TNM was striving to make sure that internet access was available in order to fit in the global communication services.
“We believe the initiative of reducing the pay as you go will open up to most mobile users to accessing valuable information within reach. We need to still look at other issues in order to improve access,” the CEO added.
Minister of Information, Gospel Kazako said the reduction needs to be commended as it would improve internet access on phones.
He said Malawians should give feed back to the intuitive after using the facility.
“We cannot conclude now that rates have been reduced and let us wait for the mobile network users provide feedback to the announcement,” Kazako suggested.
The Social media was a washed with a call for the country’s mobile network country’s to consider reducing their data rates which are being viewed to be the highest in the region.